God’s Top Ten – October 4, 2020
Scripture: Exodus 20: 1-20
Then God spoke all these words: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me. (Exodus 20:1-2)
After the shocking destruction of Pharaoh’s army, Egypt was definitively part of Israel’s past.Through Moses and the pillar of smoke and fire, God led the newly freed people to Mount Sinai. They knew who they weren’t: slaves to Egypt. Now God began the process of helping them understand who they were. As they reached Sinai, God gave them this divine purpose statement: “You will be a kingdom of priests for me and a holy nation.” How does Israel’s identity affect us in the 21st century?